The X-Files Is Funny
Published on September 30, 2011 by Sara Foss

I used to love "The X-Files."

I haven't watched the show or thought about it all that much in recent years, but this week I found myself nodding my head in agreement at a Splitsider essay about how "The X-Files" is actually a comedy, in addition to being a horror/sci-fi/paranormal detective show. Maybe it's because I watched "The X-Files" every Sunday night with my college housemates, but I often found myself laughing at "The X-Files."

I'm sorry, but Mulder and Scully were very funny, and the show was never funnier than when it appeared to be taking itself extremely seriously, which was about 95 percent of the time. I remember an episode that brought the comedy and romance to the fore for a change, and it was actually something of a flop - not very romantic or funny at all. In the end, comedy of "The X-Files" worked best when the show played it straight.

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